Foreign Academy Visit (FAV) Program
USAFA hosts international cadets and officers during International Week each fall and USAFA cadets and officers visit foreign academies over the following spring break. Delegations normally consist of three cadets and one officer. In recent years, cadets traveled to academies in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Honduras, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, and Turkey.
Cultural Immersion Program (CIP)
This program is for cadets and their faculty mentors, who work together to plan a one to three week spring break or summer experience. During the spring semester, cadets participate in a reading group or special topics course to study the culture or plan a project related to the country chosen for travel. This pre-travel preparation allows cadets to build on classroom knowledge during their time overseas. In recent years, cadets and faculty mentors have studied in Argentina, Bosnia, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Japan, Jordan, Liberia, Poland, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
Four-Year International Cadet Program
This program enables appointees from foreign nations to attend USAFA from Basic Cadet Training (BCT) through graduation. USAFA is authorized up to 60 international cadets at any given time under this program, that is directed by Title 10 and subordinate DoD directives. International cadets fully integrate into the Cadet Wing chain of command and conform to U.S. Air Force customs and courtesies.
Military Personnel Exchange Program
To build, sustain and expand international relations, the Air Force has agreements with foreign countries to exchange personnel that are critical enablers of our Air and Space Expeditionary Force. Air Force Instruction 16-107 (Military Personnel Exchange Program) is the governing directive for maintaining these exchanges. Officers from Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea currently serve on the Academy’s faculty, teaching foreign language and culture courses, as well as other subjects, depending on the officer’s expertise.